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April 2010 Whoops! Special

Ford F250 Head On Collision
Ali Mansour
| Brand Manager, 4WD & Sport Utility
Posted April 1, 2010

The Best Of Your 4x Blunders, Fun Flops & Muddy Misadventures

Rollcages, tow ropes, and winches were all made for a reason, and we have plenty of proof why everyone should have all three on his rig. From creek crossings gone wrong to sidehill mishaps, we've compiled some of the best of your worst Whoops!

Think you have a better off-road mishap and want to show the world? Send us a high-res digital photo at least 1,600 by 1,200 pixels (or 2 megapixels), along with your interesting story to Those of you who still prefer the traditional way, send us your prints and story to Whoops!, 4-Wheel & Off-Road, 831 S. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245.

Miss Deep
When the Mississippi River floods the surrounding trails, it doesn't take long for the mud holes to become pretty deep!
David Ray Scruggs

Sand Wrangler
Stock JKs and big sand dunes don't always mix!
Name Withheld

Day's End
After a day of wheeling in Farmingdale South Dakota I rolled my Jeep on the drive home. We had to flip it end for end to get it out of the ravine!
David Alink

Head-On Highboy
On my way home from a four-wheeling trip at Johnson Valley, the left front tire blew out on my '74 F-250. What happened next was a head-on collision between my truck and an SUV. The California Highway Patrol estimated the speeds at the time of the collision to be 65-70 mph for the SUV (in a 55-mph zone) and around 10 mph for me.

This was after both vehicles slammed on the brakes. Though both my wife and I, along with the other vehicle, suffered quite a few broken bones, we all survived. Luckily we've all healed up and the CJ that I was towing survived the ordeal as well!
Christopher Poelstra

True Story
I had heard that this area was famous for its quicksand mud. Now I know why!
Josh Arias

Off Range
Every hunting trip needs to end with a little muddy-road four-wheeling!
Austin & Sean Roberts

Leave Levi
I just had to try one more mud hole before leaving!
Levi Richer

Chain Reaction
I was attempting to cross the stream when my Ford got stuck. My dad then proceeded to get his Land Rover stuck trying to pull me out. The Dodge Ram then got stuck once it hooked up to the Rover, and then we sunk the backhoe trying to rescue all of them! Eventually we got the backhoe out and used it to pull the rest of the sunken rigs out.
Nick Dibben

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